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UNICEF is alarmed by Bolivian law that lets 10 years old children work

El Deber reports from Spanish newspaper El Mundo:


UNICEF is alarmed by Bolivian law that lets 10 years old children work

2014-07-24 02.56.05 pmUNICEF has expressed concern about the exceptions in the new Code of Children and Adolescents in Bolivia, which allows children to start working from 10 years on their own.

In this sense, the international organization has stated that 58% of working children in Bolivia are under 14 and 90% of child labor is informal. Therefore, Unicef ​​refers to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to warn of the dangers of this legislation, reports El Mundo.

The article cited by the institution insists on the recognition of the “right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous, could hinder their education or to be harmful to their physical, mental, spiritual , moral or social development.”

This Convention was ratified by Bolivia on June 26, 1990. Yet Unicef ​​complaint through a statement that in the South American country, this measure recently approved, could be hindering education or causing dropout children.